June 18, 2012

Big Pores? Skin Mal:gem might be the Answer Part 1

In cosmetics, skin toner or simply toner refers to a lotion or wash designed to cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores, usually used on the face. Toners can be applied to the skin in different ways:
  • On damp cotton wool. (most frequently used method)
  • Spraying onto the face.
  • By applying a tonic gauze facial mask - a piece of gauze is covered with toner and left on the face for a few minutes.
-from Wikipedia

Why did i put the definition?  Because after living in this world for more than twenty years, it's my first time to have a toner and my oh my, I couldn't believe that it's the answer to one of my face problem: Big Pores.  (all this time, i thought it's just a water with harmful chemicals).

For my toners, i brought 2 types at home and they are from:
*photo from The Etude House
You probably heard or read this but just to complete my review, here's the meaning of mal:gem:

"The Korean word for cleanliness, clarity and pureness.  Skin Malgeum hypoallergenic toners promote clean, clear and pure complexion with moisturizing with and pore cleansing formulas."

There are 5 toners in this line: Fresh, Smoother, Moist, Deep Moist and Essential.  Also included in the line is the Emulsion.
*photo from Etude House Philippines facebook
What caught my attention?
It claims to be:
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Paraben free
  • Void of Animal Ingredients, Benzophenone, Artificial Dyes and Mineral Oils
So i think it's safe for a beginner like me.
*photo from The Etude House
The containers are intriguing.  They look like an expensive water bottles (so sosyal and pretty) but don't be fooled, they are just made of plastic.

So from Etude House Philippines official website, here are the ways to use the toners:
This entry is getting to long, I'll just post another with my thoughts on the Smoother and Deep Moist.

Thanks for reading.  Fighting!

p.s. Part 2 Skin Mal:gem


  1. hi~ i happen to stumble on this~ just because haha~
    so nice to hear more dolls are discovering the love for etude house~
    most of their products are safe for teens~ <3 i just started using malgeum, too~ i am not into cosmetics products, until etude came here <3
    and isn't fun to know the wonders of skin aides like this? o(^▽^)o

    keep experimenting~ but don't go overboard~ natural still is beautiful~
    and stay pretty~ =^^=

    1. thanks for reading and reminding me ica to not go overboard. i just noticed that my closet is full of skincare products hahahaha. and yes, natural is always beautiful. love your pic ^_^

  2. i have the sample set of this!! can't wait to try..

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